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Will the proposed Paid Parental Leave scheme get women back to work?

The proposed Paid Parental Leave scheme is a hot topic right now.
Many are stressing the point that access to quality and affordable childcare is a bigger barrier for women returning to work, and this is where the funding should go.
While we agree with this, we can’t help but wonder why all this talk focuses on women’s earnings, instead of childcare being a family expense, and why are we not talking about Australia’s untapped caring resources: dads…?
 
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